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Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters - April 8, 2011

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Elizabeth Miklavcic presenting Visual Scripting for the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

On April 8th Elizabeth Miklavcic presented Visual Scripting for the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Spring conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Salt Lake Community College South Jordan Campus. The arts division of the conference was vetted and organized by the Academy's Arts Chair Nichole Ortega.

Visual Scripting Abstract:
The purpose of Visual Scripting is to provide a complete visualization of an original InterPlay script. It is possible to create a multimedia script with the advent of accessible media software such as Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, video creation and streaming applications and more. The script can be provided to actors as drafts during the development process and as completed versions for re-staging. The methods of documenting artistic creations of the present need to reflect the complicated nature of these newly created, original multimedia works. Visual Scripting combines text, auditory and visual files specifically to provide complete documentation of a new original multimedia work and to provide a foundation for interpretation by a new cast; not for the purposes of rote re-staging, but for use as a springboard to move beyond the interpretations of the original cast toward finding deeper creative levels within the work.

Founded April 3, 1908, the Utah Academy of Sciences was organized to promote investigations and diffuse knowledge in all areas of science. In June 1933 at the annual meeting, the Academy was enlarged to include the arts and letters, and the name was changed to the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. In the mid 1980s, the scope of the Academy was expanded still further to include 1) Business, 2) Education, 3) Engineering, 4) Library Information and Instruction, and 5) Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Beginning with the 1998 issue, the journal is now The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.

Jimmy and Elizabeth Miklavcic at the Salt Lake Community College, South Jordan Campus, Utah